I. Structure of the Academic Council
(1) The Academic Council shall consist of the following members, namely,
(i) Vice-Chancellor, Chairman,
(ii) Three Directors/Professors/Regional Directors to be nominated by the Board of Management on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(iii) Three faculty/visiting faculty or officials of the University each associated with any three major projects under the University, to be nominated by the Board of Management on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(iv) Not more than two teachers, other than Directors/Professors/Regional Directors to be nominated by the Board of Management on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(v) A Registrar, designated by the Board of Management, shall be the Member Secretary of the Academic Council; and
(vi) Not more than five persons, who are not employees of the University, co-opted by the Academic Council for their special knowledge in the field of industries, trade and commerce, academic and professional organizations, communication etc.
Provided that the total membership of the Academic Council shall not exceed fifteen.
(2) The members of the Academic Council, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for a term of two years from the date of their nomination or co-option, as the case may be.
(3) Six members of the Academic Council shall form the quorum for a meeting
II. Powers of the Academic Council
Subject to the Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Academic Council shall have the following powers namely;
(a) To exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University and to give directions regarding methods of instruction, evaluation or research or improvement in academic standards;
(b) To consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference from the Planning Board or a Department or the Board of Management and to take appropriate action there on; and
(c) To frame such regulations and rules consistent with the Statutes and the Ordinances regarding the academic functioning of the University, including discipline, admissions, award of fellowships and studentships, and other academic matters as mentioned in the Act.
Provided that all matters relating to research shall under the overall guidance and supervision of the Academic Council be the responsibility of a Research Council whose functions and composition shall be provided in the Ordinances.